BEND BEER CHASE

June 4, 2022

BEND, OREGON

BEND BEER CHASE

The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs. The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back to finish at the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. Along the entire course, local breweries host exchange points where participants sample their craft.  With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite brewery! Teams are encouraged to run/walk the Keg Leg, a 3-mile route through downtown Bend, where teams experience eight great local craft breweries.  Come join us at the Bend Beer Chase, and take the opportunity to spend the day outdoors enjoying the views, amazing craft brews, and getting in some exercise, all while being with friends!

 

Registration for Bend Beer Chase 2022 will open November 1st, 2021.

ONE DAY RELAY  *  55 MILES  *  12 LEGS  *  6 RUNNERS

BEND, OREGON

June 4, 2022

The Bend Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running & walking relay of approximately 55 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg). The course starts in Bend, travels to Redmond, and returns to finish in Bend, while experiencing the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon. On a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs and we welcome teams of all sizes between 1 and 6 runners/walkers. The relay starts at 10 Barrel on the east side of Bend and finishes with a beer festival hosted in downtown Bend on the beautiful grounds of the Deschutes Historical Museum.  Each time you exchange at a brewery, you have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of craft beer from the sponsoring brewery. Consumption is not required. Every team is required to have a designated driver and DD’s are not allowed to consume alcohol during the event.

Once your team completes the relay portion of the race in downtown Bend, teams have the opportunity to participate in the Keg Leg, a 3 mile walk/run with stops at 8 breweries in downtown Bend.  The Keg Leg starts and finishes at the Deschutes Historical Museum after the completion of the Relay.  The Keg Leg is included with team relay registration and van drivers/ designated drivers and official team volunteers are welcome to participate with their team at no additional charge.  Other friends or family members can register separately for the Keg Leg. See more details below.  

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November 1, 2021

  • Registration for Bend Beer Chase 2022 Opens!
  • First 100 Teams to register receive Early Bird Pricing.

April 1, 2022

  • Teams that selected to “Hire-A-Volunteer” (HAV) – $125 volunteer donation payment is due.  Donation amount increases to $150 per volunteer if your check is not postmarked by April 1.
  • All team members must be registered with T-Shirt sizes by April 1 in order to guarantee their T-Shirt size. Participants registered after April 1 will receive the closest size available if that size becomes unavailable.

May 1, 2022

  • Last day we will accept team name. changes Simply email [email protected] with your changes.
  • Deadline to submit your team’s Projected Total Course Time. This info is used to set accurate start times.  To receive a start time, teams must provide a projected total course time and have at least 75% of their teammates registered in the database.

May 20, 2021

  • Team Start Times and Volunteer Assignments posted.  Only critical start time change requests will be considered.
  • If you wish to change your volunteer status to “Hire a Volunteer” the fee increases to $300/volunteer after assignments have been released. Please understand that by May, all race bibs have been printed, timing software has been uploaded, charity volunteers have been hired, and making individual changes becomes extremely difficult.

May 27, 2022

  • All final changes to team roster must be submitted
    (Database will remain open until June 3  for last minute roster changes, but t-shirts will be packaged for each team according to the roster as of May 27th.)

June 3, 2022

  • Packet pick-up encouraged the afternoon/evening before at 10 Barrel East. Merchandise available for purchase.

June 4, 2022

  • Bend Beer Chase 2022!

 

Division FIRST 100 TEAMS 101 -200 TEAMS 201+ TEAMS
   Team 1-2 $225 $250 $275
   Team 3-4 $450 $500 $550
   Team 5-6 $675 $750 $825

Choose your volunteer option:

  1. Supply Your Own Volunteer – provide 1 volunteer who is available any time Saturday to work a 4-6 hour shift out on the course.  Volunteers can be assigned to a morning, afternoon or early evening shift.  We do not take volunteer assignment requests.
  2. Hire-a-Volunteer (HAV) – donate $125 so that we can partner with local charities and community groups who will provide a volunteer on the course for your team. 100% of your funds are donated to these worthy organizations.

Hire-A-Volunteer Donation Fees:

  1. At the time of registration or by April 1: $125
  2. Postmarked between April 1 and May 20: $150
  3. Final Hire A Volunteer Price after volunteer shifts have been assigned: $300

2020 Team Captains – Click HERE for instructions on how to apply your 2020 credit or deferral to your 2022 registration.

Team Divisions
Open One or more under 40
Grand-Masters All 50 or over
Masters All 40 or over
Sub-Masters All 30 or over
Corporate At least 4 employees from same company*
Public Service Military/ Law Enforcement/ Firemen^
Brewers At least 4 employees from same brewery**
Solo/ Pair/ Ultra 1/2/3-4 runners
Eco-Challenge No team van! All members ride bikes between exchange points

*CORPORATE: At least 4 members must be employed or relatives of employees by the same company. No gender categories in this division.
^PUBLIC SERVICE: At least 4 members or relatives. No gender categories in this division.
**BREWERS: At least 4 employees must be employed or relatives of employees by the same brewery. No gender categories in this division.

Don’t have a full team? Looking to join a team? You’ve come to the right place!

Step 1: Fill out this form with your information.

Step 2: Go to this spreadsheet to find teams looking for runners or runners looking for a team. Contact them directly.

Step 3: Once you’ve found your match made in heaven, email [email protected] to be removed from the list. Please include “Bend Beer Chase” and the name listed in the spreadsheet in your request email.

Below you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions. Have a question that you don’t see answered below? Feel free to email us at [email protected].

GENERAL REGISTRATION

2020 DEFERRED TEAM REGISTRATION 

COVID-19

The Bend Beer Chase Keg Leg is a 3-mile run/walk with your friends to experience a number of amazing breweries in downtown Bend.

All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg.  Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately. You will receive your bib, participant shirt and taster cup.

The official Keg Leg start is from the Finish Line Party at Deschutes Historical Museum.
   Individual Keg Leg  $40 per person

All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg.  Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately.

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